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WTO issues 2018 Annual Report The WTO’s Annual Report, published May 31, 2018, provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2017 and early 2018. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by more in…
China's General Administration of Customs (GACC) is amending its advance cargo information requirements for imports and exports from June 1. ..."The notice requires additional data elements to be communicated related to Inbound and Outbound Transportation by Air and Sea. The purpose of this…
2018 IFCBA World Conference in Manila, Philippines The 2018 IFCBA World Conference will take place from Monday, May 28, starting with our Board of Directors meeting, through Thursday, May 31 in Manila, Philippines. Join us as we explore the conference theme, “Redefining Global Trade Practices: A…
IFCBA representatives participated in last week's meetings of the WCO E-Commerce Sub-Groups. These groups held face-to-face meetings at the WCO headquarters in Brussels from 23 to 25 January 2018, bringing together more than 125 delegates from Customs administrations, other government agencies,…
The IFCBA recognizes and actively supports the important leadership role of the World Customs Organization (WCO). At this time, the ongoing work of the WCO’s eCommerce Working Group is top of mind and a highly relevant example of the WCO’s theme this year’ “A secure business environment for economic…
IFCBA representatives were in Brussels this week for meetings of the WCO's eCommerce Working Group. While everyone is waiting to see the outcomes of the WCO's work, it is important to note that some jurisdictions are making their own moves with regard to the management of eCommerce shipments. The…
Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference The Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) took place from 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was chaired by Minister Susana Malcorra of Argentina. The Conference ended with a number of ministerial decisions, including on fisheries subsidies and…
Ricardo Treviño Chapa, the current Administrator General of Mexico Customs, was elected Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) on 14 December 2017. He will take up his post at the Secretariat on 1 January 2018. Before taking the lead at Mexico Customs in April 2015, Ricardo…
The IFCBA Secretariat is pleased to announce that Mr. Ge Jizhong, IFCBA Managing Director and local host of the IFCBA 2016 World Conference, has been elected as President of the Shanghai Customs Brokers Association. At the October 2017 meeting which was attended by hundreds of business…